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Richard Norton Smith talked about the life and influence of first lady Betty Ford and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her professional career as a dancer and previous divorce, the effect of her support for women's rights and candid remarks on topics such as abortion and pre-marital sex. While in the White House, Betty Ford had a mastectomy. Her openness about her illness ushered in a new level of public awareness about breast cancer. After the White...
Topics: white house, washington, betty, betty ford, ford, california, virginia, alexandria, richard nixon,...
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Timothy Naftali and Mary Brennan talked about the life and influence of first lady Pat Nixon and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed how her public image was crafted by President Nixon and his staff and her behind-the-scenes activities. Topics included her extensive travels and relief work and refurbishing of the White House, all overshadowed by Watergate. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: white house, pat nixon, nixon, mrs. nixon, richard nixon, california, peru, jackie, china,...
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Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a self-made millionaire, and her assistance in her husband's political career. As first lady she was known for her "beautification" campaign that helped preserve the environment. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: johnson, mrs. johnson, lyndon johnson, texas, washington, white house, lyndon, jacqueline kennedy,...
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Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony looked at how the fashion choices of Pat Nixon and Betty Ford reflected the politics and culture of their times. Mr. Anthony is the author of a book on first ladies and fashion, and this talk was one of a series. The Richard Nixon Foundation hosted this event. Sponsor: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: pat nixon, nixon, mrs. nixon, white house, california, betty ford, julie, china, richard nixon,...
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Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical Association and Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this event. Sponsor: White House Historical Association,Nixon (Richard) Foundation
Topics: white house, nixon, mrs. nixon, pat nixon, patti, washington, richard nixon, lucy winchester, mrs....
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Timothy Naftali and Mary Brennan talked about the life and influence of first lady Pat Nixon and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed how her public image was crafted by President Nixon and his staff and her behind-the-scenes activities. Topics included her extensive travels and relief work and refurbishing of the White House, all overshadowed by Watergate. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: nixon, pat nixon, white house, richard nixon, mrs. nixon, peru, california, jackie, jacqueline...
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Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a self-made millionaire, and her assistance in her husband's political career. As first lady she was known for her "beautification" campaign that helped preserve the environment. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: johnson, mrs. johnson, white house, texas, lyndon johnson, washington, jacqueline kennedy, linda,...
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Historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony looked at how the fashion choices of Pat Nixon and Betty Ford reflected the politics and culture of their times. Mr. Anthony is the author of a book on first ladies and fashion, and this talk was one of a series. The Richard Nixon Foundation hosted this event. Sponsor: Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Topics: pat nixon, nixon, white house, mrs. nixon, betty ford, california, julie, hillary clinton, china,...
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This newsreel for African-American audiences was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s. Stories in this episode include segments about boxer Beau Jack in the U.S. Army; a gala party attended by Eleanor Roosevelt; and an Office of Price Administration (OPA) meeting in Harlem. Sponsor: Library of Congress
Topic: louisville
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Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical Association and Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this event. Sponsor: White House Historical Association,Nixon (Richard) Foundation
Topics: white house, nixon, mrs. nixon, pat nixon, patty, white house historical association, washington,...
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Timothy Naftali and Mary Brennan talked about the life and influence of first lady Pat Nixon and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed how her public image was crafted by President Nixon and his staff and her behind-the-scenes activities. Topics included her extensive travels and relief work and refurbishing of the White House, all overshadowed by Watergate. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: white house, nixon, pat nixon, mrs. nixon, richard nixon, jackie, julie, david, johnson, barbara...
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Pat Nixon entered the White House as first lady 50 years ago in January 1969. A panel discussed her work, interests and contributions to the Nixon administration. The White House Historical Association and Richard Nixon Foundation co-hosted this event. Sponsor: White House Historical Association,Nixon (Richard) Foundation
Topics: white house, nixon, pat nixon, mrs. nixon, white house historical association, richard nixon,...
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Timothy Naftali and Mary Brennan talked about the life and influence of first lady Pat Nixon and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed how her public image was crafted by President Nixon and his staff and her behind-the-scenes activities. Topics included her extensive travels and relief work and refurbishing of the White House, all overshadowed by Watergate. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: nixon, white house, pat nixon, richard nixon, mrs. nixon, california, peru, china, jackie, julie,...
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Cokie Roberts and Betty Boyd Caroli talked about the life and influence of first lady Lady Bird Johnson and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. They discussed her business career, becoming a self-made millionaire, and her assistance in her husband's political career. As first lady she was known for her "beautification" campaign that helped preserve the environment. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: johnson, mrs. johnston, white house, lyndon johnson, texas, washington, kennedy, london, linda,...
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This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, and concludes with a portion of his first State of the Union address. The fledgling U.S. Information Agency, which was founded in 1953 as a Cold War initiative to show foreign audiences a positive view of America, produced the documentary. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
Topics: eisenhower, dwight eisenhower, white house, abilene, mrs. eisenhower, new york, columbia, kansas,...
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This World War II newsreel was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s for African-American audiences. This episode includes women making munitions in the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard & Gen. Joseph McNarney awarding troops of the 92nd Division. Sponsor: Library of Congress
Topics: Reel America All-American News - March 1945 Vol. 2, Television Program
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University of Virginia professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." Later, Mr. Hitchcock sat down with former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton for a conversation on the life and legacy of the nation's 34th President. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. Sponsor: White House Historical Association
Topics: eisenhower, white house, washington, johnson, nixon, new hampshire, hitchcock, nixon, mccarthy,...
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Then White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion's collection. This 2012 presentation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum marked the 50th anniversary of her televised February 14, 1962 guided tour, which was watched by millions and later awarded an honorary Emmy. This video is courtesy of the Kennedy library. Sponsor: Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library and...
Topics: kennedy, white house, mrs. kennedy, monroe, cbs, theodore roosevelt, johnson, obama, john f....
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Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: white house, jackie, kennedy, jack, jacqueline kennedy, washington, mrs. kennedy, michael, john...
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This newsreel for African-American audiences was part of a series produced in the 1940s and 1950s. Stories in this episode include segments about boxer Beau Jack in the U.S. Army; a gala party attended by Eleanor Roosevelt; and an Office of Price Administration (OPA) meeting in Harlem. Sponsor: Library of Congress
Topics: louisville, beau jack, roosevelt, washington
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Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: mamie, eisenhower, white house, eisenhowers, gettysburg, mamie eisenhower, washington, nato, alyce...
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University of Virginia professor William Hitchcock talked about his book, "The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s." Later, Mr. Hitchcock sat down with former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton for a conversation on the life and legacy of the nation's 34th President. The White House Historical Association hosted this event. Sponsor: White House Historical Association
Topics: eisenhower, white house, washington, johnson, nixon, john kennedy, lyndon johnson, mccarthy,...
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Then White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion's collection. This 2012 presentation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum marked the 50th anniversary of her televised February 14, 1962 guided tour, which was watched by millions and later awarded an honorary Emmy. This video is courtesy of the Kennedy library. Sponsor: Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library and...
Topics: white house, mrs. kennedy, kennedy, johnson, monroe, theodore roosevelt, cbs, washington, boston,...
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Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: white house, jackie, kennedy, jacqueline kennedy, jack, mrs. kennedy, washington, jackie kennedy,...
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Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: mamie, eisenhower, white house, eisenhowers, mamie eisenhower, gettysburg, elizabeth arden, russia,...
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Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: coolidge, susan swain, calvin, white house, calvin coolidge, vermont, susan, cynthia bittinger,...
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In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined what became known as the "Four Freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. To represent these ideals, Norman Rockwell created paintings which became highly successful promotional posters for World War II war bonds. George Washington University Museum director and art historian John Wetenhall led us on tour of a Norman Rockwell Museum traveling exhibit which...
Topics: rockwell, norman rockwell, washington, d.c., willie gillis, rockwell, france, roosevelt, obama,...
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Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778. Sponsor: C-SPAN
Topics: washington, philadelphia, princeton, new york, trenton, delaware, continental, mercer, wilson...
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Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778. Sponsor: C-SPAN
Topics: washington, philadelphia, britain, pennsylvania, boston, massachusetts, george iii, virginia,...
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This 1962 U.S. Information Agency film profiles illlustrator Norman Rockwell. Folk singer and songwriter Tom Glazer, who provides the soundtrack, visits Rockwell at his Stockbridge, Massachusetts home and studio to learn about his working methods, influences, and career. The documentary focuses primarily on the artist's work for the Saturday Evening Post, which over the course of 47 years featured more than 300 of his paintings on the magazine cover beginning in 1916. Sponsor: U.S. Information...
Topics: norman, stockbridge, howard pyle, vermont, remington, boston, massachusetts, tom sawyer, england,...
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Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House. Sponsor: C-SPAN,White House Historical Association
Topics: coolidge, white house, susan swain, calvin, susan, cynthia bittinger, calvin coolidge, vermont,...
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In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined what became known as the "Four Freedoms": freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. To represent these ideals, Norman Rockwell created paintings which became highly successful promotional posters for World War II war bonds. George Washington University Museum director and art historian John Wetenhall led us on tour of a Norman Rockwell Museum traveling exhibit which...
Topics: rockwell, norman rockwell, washington, willie gillis, rockwell, d.c., white house, france,...
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Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778. Sponsor: C-SPAN
Topics: washington, philadelphia, new york, mercer, princeton, delaware, continental, trenton, maryland,...
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Tour of exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia featuring the story of the first half of the American Revolution, from 1760 to 1778. Sponsor: C-SPAN
Topics: washington, britain, boston, pennsylvania, massachusetts, philadelphia, george iii, concord, new...
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On July 4, 1970, an "Honor America Day" celebration was held in Washington, D.C. The morning religious service at the Lincoln Memorial featured the Rev. Billy Graham and Bob Hope hosted the evening entertainment at the Washington Monument. This U.S. Information Agency report covers the event; missing is any mention of anti-war protesters who waded naked in the reflecting pool and were later tear-gassed by police. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
Topics: washington, nixon, michael quinn, billy graham, philadelphia, d.c.
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To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker. He recounted the events from the time of the battles to July, 1776 -- events that led to the decision of the thirteen colonies to break with Great Britain. He then explained how he was involved in creating the Declaration of Independence, and what he hopes Americans might...
Topics: virginia, philadelphia, thomas jefferson, robert hemings, britain, massachusetts, robert,...
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Warren Finch, Director of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, took a walk to the burial site of President George H.W. Bush at his Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. The 41st President was laid to rest next to his wife Barbara, and their daughter Robin. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: bush, virginia, thomas jefferson, mrs. bush, houston, monticello
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This U.S. Information Agency program from 1978 includes five stories: the sport of skateboarding, laser technology used to clean works of art, a company that investigates engineering failures, Jim Henson's Muppet studio, and a Texas community with an innovative computer-based security and emergency response system. Between 1972 and 1979, the U.S. Information Agency produced these monthly half-hour "Vision USA" reports for foreign audiences on life in America. Translated into many...
Topics: bush, jim henson, henson, texas, houston
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Between 1972 and 1979, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of half-hour reports for foreign audiences. Translated into many languages, the magazine format promoted American life in many forms, from arts to science and technology. This episode from 1974 features a pewter smith in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, the scientific benefits of scanning electron microscopes, Chesapeake Bay watermen, the new technology of quartz digital watches made possible by the space program, noted...
Topics: barbara morgan, john brown, maryland, harper
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Directed and narrated by Czech political refugee and animator Paul Fierlinger, this film shows his arrival in the United States, scenes of the failed 1968 student uprising in his homeland, and an animated history of the American flag. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
Topics: washington, betsy ross, england, france, john paul jones
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Author Jia Lynn Yang discussed her book "A Mighty and Irresistible Tide," which looks at the evolution of U.S. policy since the Immigration Act of 1924. Ms. Yang examined the racial, economic and moral debates leading up to the passage of that law, and how those factors influenced immigration legislation throughout the 20th century. This event took place online due to the coronavirus pandemic and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth provided the video. Sponsor: World Affairs...
Topics: europe, jia lynn, lbj, germany, ellis island, asia, china, mexico, russia, jia lynn yang, jfk,...
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The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and ended with an armistice agreement about three years later in July 1953. Korean War veteran Carl House recounted his part in the amphibious landing at Inchon, a victory for U.N. forces which turned the tide early in the war, and talked about the surprise Chinese counterattack and intense combat at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir where he was captured. He also detailed the squalid conditions and suffering he endured as a prisoner of the Chinese. The Korean...
Topics: carl, korea, seoul, inchon, japan, asia, bert, the valley
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The Korean War began 70 years ago, on June 25th, 1950. It ended with an armistice agreement about three years later in July 1953. In this oral history interview, Korean War veteran Mary Reid talked about her training in the Nurses Cadet Corps and her experiences in Korea serving as a U.S. Army nurse. The Korean War Legacy Foundation recorded this interview in Washington, DC in 2015 as part of a project underwritten by South Korea's Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. Sponsor: Korean War...
Topics: mary, korea, pusan, ms. reid, inchon, pittsburgh, attic, yokohama, pennsylvania, elizabeth
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University of Pittsburgh professor Marcus Rediker taught a class about the Atlantic slave trade from Africa to the Americas in the period from the early 1500s into the 1800s. He explored the origins of the trade with the Portuguese and Spanish soon after they discovered the Americas, and how plantations based on slave labor generated enormous concentrations of wealth. He also discussed how traders acquired or captured slaves on the west African coast, and details what the trip across the...
Topics: atlantic, brazil, rediker, caribbean, south carolina, john newton, haiti, africa, portugal, brooks,...
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Richard Oliver of Visit San Antonio explained the history of the city's Pearl District and the influence of German immigrants Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: san antonio, lonnie, carla, pearl, pittsburgh, rediker
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The Library of Congress hosted an online conversation between Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch about how cultural institutions can come to the country's aid during difficult times. Sponsor: Library of Congress
Topics: lonnie, carla, smithsonian, harriet tubman, naacp, jimmy, baltimore, north carolina, carla hayden,...
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Gettysburg National Militaryl Park ranger Bert Barnett detailed Union General Sherman's early 1865 campaign in South Carolina following his "March to the Sea" in Georgia. He explained how Sherman thought capturing Columbia and South Carolina railroads were more strategically important than taking Charleston, but wanted to keep the Confederates uncertain about his ultimate objective. The video was provided by the National Park Service, who recorded the event in January 2015. Sponsor:...
Topics: charleston, sherman, south carolina, columbia, savannah, howard, georgia, orangeburg, beauregard,...
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Historian Jared Hardesty talked about his book "Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England," which focused on the region's involvement in slavery and the slave trade during the colonial era. The Hingham Historical Society and Abigail Adams Historical Society co-hosted the event. Sponsor: Hingham Historical Society,Abigail Adams Birthplace
Topics: new england, boston, england, massachusetts, rhode island, jared, colony, mr. hardesty, hingham,...
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Professors Elliott Gorn and Christopher Schmidt discussed the murder of Emmett Till and the lunch counter "sit-in" protests. Sponsor: Southern Festival of Books
Topics: chicago, mississippi, naacp, brown, nashville, thurgood marshall, fbi, william bradford, chatham,...
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Author Toni Kiser discussed her book, "Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II." She highlighted the units of mules, dogs, pigeons, and horses that were an integral part of the U.S. war effort at home and abroad. This program was recorded by the National World War II Museum. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topic: nashville
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Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war movement, and his view of how it helped to expand the nation's democratic process. Sponsor: Temple University | History Department
Topics: vietnam, johnson, michigan, pentagon, sncc, berkeley, california, washington, d.c., asia, sds,...
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On July 4, 1970, an "Honor America Day" celebration was held in Washington, D.C. The morning religious service at the Lincoln Memorial featured the Rev. Billy Graham and Bob Hope hosted the evening entertainment at the Washington Monument. This U.S. Information Agency report covers the event; missing is any mention of anti-war protesters who waded naked in the reflecting pool and were later tear-gassed by police. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
Topics: washington, billy graham, farber, california, d.c., new york, the lincoln
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To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker. He recounted the events from the time of the battles to July, 1776 -- events that led to the decision of the thirteen colonies to break with Great Britain. He then explained how he was involved in creating the Declaration of Independence, and what he hopes Americans might...
Topics: virginia, thomas jefferson, philadelphia, robert hemings, concord, monticello, britain,...
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University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Archivist Nicholas Graham discussed the university's founding, as well as its role in the growth of the city of Chapel Hill. Sponsor: C-SPAN | Local Content Vehicle
Topics: north carolina, georgia
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This U.S. Information Agency program from 1978 includes five stories: the sport of skateboarding, laser technology used to clean works of art, a company that investigates engineering failures, Jim Henson's Muppet studio, and a Texas community with an innovative computer-based security and emergency response system. Between 1972 and 1979, the U.S. Information Agency produced these monthly half-hour "Vision USA" reports for foreign audiences on life in America. Translated into many...
Topics: jim henson, texas, houston
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Between 1972 and 1979, the U.S. Information Agency produced a series of half-hour reports for foreign audiences. Translated into many languages, the magazine format promoted American life in many forms, from arts to science and technology. This episode from 1974 features a pewter smith in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, the scientific benefits of scanning electron microscopes, Chesapeake Bay watermen, the new technology of quartz digital watches made possible by the space program, noted...
Topics: barbara morgan, maryland
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Directed and narrated by Czech political refugee and animator Paul Fierlinger, this film shows his arrival in the United States, scenes of the failed 1968 student uprising in his homeland, and an animated history of the American flag. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
Topics: washington, betsy ross, england, new york city, france
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Author Toni Kiser discussed her book, "Loyal Forces: The American Animals of World War II." She highlighted the units of mules, dogs, pigeons, and horses that were an integral part of the U.S. war effort at home and abroad. This program was recorded by the National World War II Museum. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: pacific, burma, new york, italy, china, europe, boone, atlantic, caesar, new york city,...
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Professor David Farber teaches twentieth-century American history at Temple University in Philadelphia. In this lecture to a history class he focused on the origin of the 1960s Vietnam anti-war movement, and his view of how it helped to expand the nation's democratic process. Sponsor: Temple University | History Department
Topics: vietnam, johnson, pentagon, berkeley, michigan, sncc, california, washington, lyndon johnson, new...
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World War II scholar James Holland talked about Nazi Germany's weakening position on the Western front as early as two years before its unconditional surrender to the Allies. Mr. Holland is the author of "The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943: The War in the West," the second book in a planned trilogy on the western front. The National World War II Museum in New Orleans provided this video. Sponsor: National World War II Museum
Topics: germany, rob, britain, hitler, france, james holland, europe, james, new orleans, moscow, u.k.,...
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Historian Harold Holzer and Valerie Paley, chief historian at the New-York Historical Society, talked about artifacts featured in their joint publication, "The Civil War in 50 Objects." In this program they discussed a pike ordered by abolitionist John Brown and a model of Abraham Lincoln's hand. This discussion took place online due to the coronavirus pandemic and the New-York Historical Society provided the video. Sponsor: New York Historical Society
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This is an oral history interview with Gloria Grinnell, who talked about participating in the 1960 lunch counter sit-in protests during her time as a student at Richmond's Virginia Union University. She described the culture shock she experienced as a Californian attending college in Virginia. This interview is part of an oral history project on the civil rights movement initiated by Congress in 2009, conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the...
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Alexander Tsesis talked about his book For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence, a history of the Declaration of Independence from its creation in 1776 to the present. The book examined the numerous ways the document had influenced American politics, laws, and society. He also responded to questions from the audience. Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration
Topics: national archives, jefferson, continental, lincoln, new york, mcpherson, california, pennsylvania,...
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This National Association of Manufacturers film was produced during the Great Depression to promote an optimistic view of the U.S. economy. The film shows dramatized scenes from the so-called "good old days" when Americans toiled for long hours with primitive tools. The 1936 film argues that American creativity, ingenuity and modern machines will make life easier and the future brighter. Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
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Art historian Judy Scott Feldman analyzed artistic portrayals of the American Revolution and Civil War. She talked about the influence of paintings, sculptures and memorials on how history is remembered. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates
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The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia hosted a virtual "town hall" about George Washington's influence in shaping the Constitution after the Revolutionary War -- and, as president, his role in making it work. The center's Jeffrey Rosen moderated the conversation with White House Historical Association historian Lindsay Chervinsky and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Larson. Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Topics: washington, franklin, jeffrey, lindsay, philadelphia, pennsylvania, virginia, lindsay, braddock,...
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Paul Finkelman and Conover Hunt talked about the life and influence of first ladies Sarah Polk, Margaret Taylor, and Abigail Fillmore. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Sarah Polk remains the most politically active and influential first lady. Margaret Taylor was a reluctant short-term first lady. Abigail Fillmore, a teacher, was the first presidential wife to have had a job. She established the White House library and made it a cultural center for the arts....
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University of Maryland history professor Richard Bell talked about the Declaration of Independence -- its origins, purpose, and global significance during and after the American Revolution. The Smithsonian Associates hosted this event. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates
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Historians discussed the lives of loyalists, Native Americans and African Americans in the aftermath of the July 4, 1776 Declaration of Independence. This discussion was part of a conference hosted by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. Sponsor: Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
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On July 4, 1970, an "Honor America Day" celebration was held in Washington, D.C. The morning religious service at the Lincoln Memorial featured the Rev. Billy Graham and Bob Hope hosted the evening entertainment at the Washington Monument. This U.S. Information Agency report covers the event; missing is any mention of anti-war protesters who waded naked in the reflecting pool and were later tear-gassed by police. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
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This short biography concentrates primarily on Dwight Eisenhower's activities after World War II, and concludes with a portion of his first State of the Union address. The fledgling U.S. Information Agency, which was founded in 1953 as a Cold War initiative to show foreign audiences a positive view of America, produced the documentary. Sponsor: U.S. Information Agency
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Then White House curator William Allman talked about first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's extensive White House restoration and the evolution of the Executive Mansion's collection. This 2012 presentation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum marked the 50th anniversary of her televised February 14, 1962 guided tour, which was watched by millions and later awarded an honorary Emmy. This video is courtesy of the Kennedy library. Sponsor: Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library and...
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In 1960, four African American students sat down at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, launching a civil rights movement that would spread to other cities. University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor Traci Parker joined American History TV and Washington Journal to take viewer questions about protests against desegregation during that time. She is the author of "Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from...
Topics: woolworths, greensboro, naacp, kansas city, traci parker, baltimore, parker, massachusetts,...
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